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5 Things to Expect When Traveling While Black

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by Oneika Raymond Jan 3, 2016

THE EXPLOSION OF THE BLACK TRAVEL MOVEMENT in recent years has meant that more brothers and sisters are discovering foreign lands than ever before. But with this increased global mobility comes the question: “How will my skin colour be perceived abroad, especially in places where there are very few people who look like me?”

As a travel blogger and serial expat, my inbox is often flooded with anxious queries from would-be black jetsetters. While they are curious about the world around them, they are also unsure of what it’s like to navigate it as a person of African descent. I thus decided to make a video outlining the 5 things to expect when Travelling While Black (because, yes, T.W.B. is *totally* a phenomenon).

So take a gander at the video and let me know what you think. Have any of these things happened to you? And for those non-black folks out there, have you had any similar experiences even though you’re not black?

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